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2019 Model Farm Syrah La Cruz Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2026 - 2036 (Edit)
NR 3 reviews
Label borrowed from 2018

Community Tasting Notes 3

  • EMark wrote:

    July 30, 2021 - A pleasant introduction of subtle mixed berry fruit. Some herbs--almost, but not quite, suggesting mint. Nice savoriness. Noticeable tannin and acid make this a fairly sturdy wine. On the first couple of sips I noticed a regretable sulfur funk under the rear palate, but that faded fairly quickly, leading to a pleasant tasting experience. I know I was baby-killing with this one. I'm glad I have more.

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    April 23, 2021 - Book Club - Reunited (Steve's Place): Blind: guessed zin or Syrah and ultimate settle on syrah because of the structure.

    This is a balance style and excellent, they're a solid undertone of tannins supporting this wine. This showed more restrained and delicacy compared to the Chinnon and Halcon in the flight.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    April 22, 2021 - Bookclub--Wines Tasted Blind: Poured blind, wedged into a flight where Baudry Boissee was on its left and Halcon Alturas on its right. Interestingly to me, the Model Farm is made with 50% stem inclusion (one clone is destemmed and the other is 100% whole cluster). Yet, with the aromatics flying out of the other two wines, especially the Halcon, the Model Farm to me was more subtle. Delicate, with a boysen and cherry profile, too. The table finished the bottle and I didn't get a chance to retaste the wine but overall I thought the comments were positive and this is a good wine for Sean and Joanna to add to their portfolio. My only second guess would have been to have put their Petaluma Gap syrah into the flight instead, to seek if I could have achieved the aromatic balance with the other two wines, as both were more powerful than the Model Farm last night.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2021, Issue #92, Recently-Tasted American wines Spring 2021 Releases and Friends, 3/1/2021

    (Syrah “La Cruz Vineyard”- Model Farm (Petaluma Gap)) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma: 2021 New Releases (Jan 2021), 1/1/2021 (link)

    (Model Farm Syrah La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type Red
  • Producer Model Farm
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard La Cruz Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (5%)
  • In Cellars 52 (83%)
  • Consumed 8 (13%)

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